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Accident: 201281995 - Employee Is Electrocuted When Boom Hits Power Line

Accident: 201281995 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 05/10/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30783878905/10/20054911Utility Lines Construction Services, Inc.
On May 10, 2005, six employees were replacing old power poles with new poles at a job site. As an operator on the pole truck was off loading a pole from the line truck, the boom of the line truck contacted the primary power line directly above it. Employee #1, who was leaning against the back of a truck, was electrocuted when this contact occurred. Employee #1 went into cardiac arrest at the scene and died enroute to the hospital.
Keywords: boom truck, overhead power line, electrical, boom, electrocuted, cardiac arrest, truck, electric shock, utility pole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307838789 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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